Steve Rawling AM
Steve Rawling established the Careers & Appointments Service at ANU
in 1967 after previous experience in public service, teaching and educational
research in Australia, Canada and the UK. He ran the service until 1979,
with a year during that period working at Oxford University. He then
became Director of the Careers and Appointments Service/Careers Centre
and Secretary to the Appointments Board at the University of Sydney
from 1979 to 1998, in which role he was responsible for leadership and
all aspects of management of a comprehensive university careers service.
As Secretary, Appointments Board, and a member of that Board, he was
responsible for the Board's work in liaison and communication between
the University and senior levels of industry, commerce and government.
He was also a member of a number of policy and management groups and
committees in the University.
He has been prominent in national professional activities, notably
through the Graduate Careers Council of Australia (GCCA), and the National
Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (NAGCAS, formerly
NAGCA). He was a member of the Board of the GCCA for many years, and
was the co-founder of the national Graduate Destination Survey, on whose
Management Group he served from 1972 to 1998. He is a Past President
and Secretary of NAGCA(S), and was active in developing international
contacts on behalf of NAGCA and the GCCA, through membership and participation
in the activities of professional associations in Canada, the United
States and the United Kingdom. In the wider field of student services,
he was a member of the Bi-National Executive of the Australian and New
Zealand Student Services Association (ANZSSA) for six years. He has
written extensively on his various fields of interest.
He was a consultant to the 1990 national review of careers services
in Australian universities, and was on the Advisory Committee for the
review of its impact in 1993. He was a member of the Advisory Committee
for the national Review of Careers Services in Tertiary Education in
2008. Through his company CAS Consulting, he has since 2000 carried
out a variety of consulting roles for the University of Wollongong,
The University of Western Sydney, the University of Technology, Sydney,
and the University of New South Wales
As Director, Alumni Relations, from 1998 to 2000, and Acting Director
of the Development Office in 1993-4 at the University of Sydney, he
broadened his experience of university liaison with alumni, corporate
and individual benefactors, and other community groups.
He was a Director and Chairman for more than ten years of a company
working in environmental consulting and ecological restoration, and
is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 for services